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Press Release

NYSSCPA SuiteSTAKES Raffle Raises $6,300 in 10 days

Maya Lindsay
Published Date:
Nov 10, 2015

IMG_20151110_132822A Buffalo Bills fan living in New York City was the lucky winner of the first-ever NYSSCPA SuiteSTAKES.

Grace Cuthbert’s name was on the blue ticket pulled during the raffle drawing Nov. 6 for two luxury suite tickets to this Thursday’s nationally-televised NFL matchup between the Buffalo Bills and the New York Jets.

 “Thank you soooo much,” Cuthbert said Tuesday when NYSSCPA President Joseph Falbo handed her the prize during a break in the Board of Directors’ Executive Committee meeting. The 27-year-old, a Citi Bank senior auditor, said she would be taking her husband to the game.

More than 269 entries were received to the first-ever SuiteSTAKES raffle which raised $6,300 in just 10 days for The Moynihan Fund, the Society’s charity that provides scholarships to accounting education and programs. Members were encouraged to donate $10 for a raffle ticket or enter their name via a mailed letter. 

The SuiteSTAKES promotion was part of the NYSSCPA’s ongoing GET MONEY SMART radio advertising campaign launched to promote the expertise of the 28,000 men and women members of the Society.  The campaign - which can be heard on ESPN Radio NY 101.9 FM, WFAN  660 AM (both in the New York City metro area) and WGR 550 Sports Radio in Buffalo, N.Y.  – aims to introduce listeners to the value of a CPA and the services CPAs provide.

LISTEN TO GET MONEY SMART advertising No. 1No. 2 and No. 3

The luxury raffle prize package includes the VIP suite seating, unlimited upscale cuisine, premium wet bar, a private bathroom, private entrance, multiple flat-panel HD TVs and a VIP parking pass to the game.

The Moynihan Fund  is part of the Society’s Foundation for Accounting Education (FAE) non-profit initiative to provide support for academic scholarships, college readiness programs, and financial education initiatives for high school students, college students, and recent college graduates.

CLICK to learn more about GET MONEY SMART.